A friend of mine returned home after a 3-week vacation in Mexico. Imagine the distress of walking into his home to find that his home (both levels) was flooded! Everything was either damaged or destroyed. That would sure take the fun out of vacationing in a warm climate...
But it got me to thinking about all of the "stuff" we have. If there was a fire in your home and you had to evacuate in a hurry, what would you grab?
Most people would grab their cell phones, keys, and possibly computer. Of course the kids and pets go without saying! If you have photos and information already compiled, will you be able to grab it on your way out the door?
What if you used your cell phone as a back up record for your property. With the cool apps available, you can scan receipts, photos, and the information your insurance company will require on your phone and in the "cloud". There is so much stress when a disaster strikes, the more organized and prepared you are, the easier it will be.
Each take, take 15 minutes and shoot a video on your phone of the belonging in the room. Do one room at a time. Share stories or information about when and where you purchased the item and what it is (if it's not obvious). You may want to include measurements for things like televisions, etc.
Hopefully, you'll never need the recordings. But if you do, you'll breathe a sigh of relief that you have records and documentation. Your insurance agent will be grateful, too.
One problem. One solution. 15 minutes/$25. Done.